NYFF Dispatch: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” and Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria”

iv“I never remember plots of movies,” Paul Thomas Anderson said during his New York Film Festival masterclass this weekend. “I remember how they make me feel.” The same could be said of the director’s new film, Inherent Vice, screened as the festival’s gala centerpiece: Its noir narrative coils and dissipates like plumes of smoke against a hazy California sunset, but the high—giddy, dark and often very funny—lingers long after the credits. Continue reading